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“If you or a loved one started exhibiting symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease 12 years ago, there were no medicines for you to take. All you could do was hope–that your decline into dementia would be slow, that your memory and independence would last as long as possible, that someone would come up with an effective treatment.”

Now “[t]here are three different classes of medication available to help treat the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and even slow its progression. If you were diagnosed today, you could take an active role in treating your illness, retaining mental function and independence for longer. More innovations are needed, but the rapid progress of the past two decades has made a difference in the lives of families nationwide.”

Innovation.org. http://www.innovation.org

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Innovation.org
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  • Human Value

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